Thursday, 13 June 2013
Boys and Their Toys
When I met my husband (the creator of Wendy's Story Timeline) six year ago he was a boy but now he is a man. No, don't worry, I'm not the next Mrs Robinson it's just that apparently men do not grow up until they are 43 and he was 42 when I met him. It seems they take longer to mature - like a good wine.
This isn't all bad, though - 40 per cent of people say they think immaturity is important in keeping relationships fun and fresh and 33 per cent say it helps them bond with kids.
We all know that boys love their toys - writer Douglas Mcpherson included - he has a fascination with juggling.
Most of you will know Douglas from his brilliant articles in Writer's Forum. He also writes fiction for women's magazines under the name Julia Douglas.
Now what you may not know about Douglas is that, like most boys, he loves the circus... he really does - so much so, that he has written a book about it called Circus Mania and he also has a blog of the same name.
Douglas is so excited about the fact that Saturday is World Juggling Day that he has sent this message for me to share with all my readers:
Saturday June 15 is World Juggling Day, the perfect day to have a go, as juggling is apparently great for improving creativity by uniting the left and right sides of the brain. It also burns 280 calories an hour.
I'll be blogging 15 Facts about Juggling on my Circus Mania blog on Wed 13 and on the Saturday I'll be posting How To Juggle in 5 Easy Steps.
I am one of those people who has tried juggling with three oranges without much success. Likewise I have tried to juggle various elements of my life at one time or another with luckily rather more success.
On Monday I shall be sharing with you the inspiration behind my latest story in this month's Woman's Weekly fiction special but in the meantime I shall be popping over to Douglas's blog to see if I can improve my circus skills - why don't you join me?